PERFORMERS(‘) PRESENT 2016
PERFORMANCE FESTIVAL: 25 OCT - 1 NOV 2016
SYMPOSIUM: 27 - 30 OCT 2016
The 2016 Performers(‘) Present celebrated the YST Conservatory building’s 10th anniversary with a weeklong music festival (25 October - 1 November) presenting an eclectic mix of performances by global artists and partners who had over time become the Conservatory’s and Singapore’s friends.
The symposium invited performer-scholars, music researchers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and all who fit this bill, to present lecture-recitals (40 mins), paper presentations (20 mins), and discussion panels exploring areas including (but not limited to):
What is the nature of presence in the act of performing?
How do we prepare to be present?
How do performance traditions inform present performances of timeless pieces of music?
What are the present challenges and opportunities in ’gifting’ classical music today?
What are ways that modern cognitive neuroscience elucidates truly present performances?